Allons-y is a call to action for research and peer-reviewed papers written by young academics and practitioners, complemented by expert commentary, designed to foster discussion and innovative thinking on issues relating to children in war, terrorism, and violence around the globe. This format seeks to leverage the unique viewpoints and contributions of young people working and studying in this field, and magnifies their impact by pairing each piece with the voice of leading experts. This combination firmly situates each piece in praxis, bridging the all-too-frequent gaps between academics and practitioners.
This research allows us to further tailor our training and engage in practical solutions to the prevention of the use of children as weapons of war while also engaging youth in interdisciplinary issues. It also opens up broader networking opportunities with others working in the field that we have not yet connected with.
By including pieces by artists and high school students, we also seek to engage a broader range of people in contributing to our work in different ways, accessing talents and perspectives that we might not have ever thought of.
THIS MONTH'S PROJECTS
Strengthening A Regions Response
Protecting Children From War-Based Sexual Violence
Protecting Children From Recruitment
THIS MONTH'S PARTNER
Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative
The use of children as weapons of war is among the most horriﬁc abuses of our era, and a global threat to international peace and security. If in the past, children were made to fight in spite of their youth, they are now being made to fight because o...